So, you’ve probably just about settled into your lovely new Lancaster home by now. You’ve had Fresher’s Flu and survived (You go, Glen Coco!) and we’re guessing you’re probably cringing at the thought of another vile sip of that Sainsbury’s basics punch as you play one more round of Ring Of Fire… Hey student, man up!
(Disclaimer: To avoid all future drunken arguments, here are the REAL rules to that tragic game. You’re welcome!)
How do you fancy a FREE weekend of music and beer? (Nice try, the beer’s not free!) Lucky for you – as you were probably hoping for a quiet weekend anyway… Lancaster’s got a sweet one planned for all you cheeky beer and music lovin’ folk!
With over 44 venues and hundreds of acts, there’ll be tons to see and do round good ole Lancy! But as you can’t be everywhere at once, here’s are a few of our highlight haunts and local bands to check out over the weekend. Enjoy!
For the first time in 1000 years, Lancaster Castle is going to be home to live music and is opening its gate for a public party! The Feud, an electro-pop-rock trio, were born in the Lakes and formed as a band in Manchester. With approval from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton and Greg James, they have been touring throughout Europe since the release of their debit single in 2010 to sell-out shows. So for £1 entry, are you really gonna miss these lads headline their hometown? Thought not! They’re on at The Castle at 7pm on Saturday 11th Oct ‘14! If you’re not familiar with these 3 (where have you been?!) – listen to them over on https://soundcloud.com/thefeud
Playing at The Bobbin at 9pm on Sunday 12th Oct ’14, this alt-folk foursome are sure to pull at your heartstrings every musical moment. Formed a year or so ago, these lovely Lancaster lads and lass are everything you’d want from a band, and provide a mesmerising set from start to finish. It’s atmospheric, romantic and completely distinct, accompanied by dreamy vocals and a melodic sound that’ll have you swooning. Fancy a bit of electro? You got it. Fancy some acoustic? You got it. A bit of folk and keyboard magic? You got it! Lake Komo are set for big things, so keep an eye on this talented lot. Check ‘em out over on https://soundcloud.com/lakekomo
The Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Truckin Co
Although these fun-lovin’ guys are headlining the Castle on Friday, if you fancy seeing them in a more intimate venue, they’ll be playing at the Golden Lion at 9pm on Saturday 11th Oct ’14! This U.S alt-country-disco band promise to have you thigh slappin’ and foot tappin’ long after the music finishes! Known for their energetic rhythms, catchy lyrics and country-attitude, The Lumberjack Cowboys will not disappoint. They’ve got a reputation for providing a party, so grab a beer and do the hoe down! Listen to their music over on https://soundcloud.com/lumberjack-cowboy
So make sure you get involved with Lancaster’s very own bank holiday of music, beer and good times this weekend! For a full list of the venues and acts, check out the Lancaster Music Festival website.